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Ailsa Wild Ailsa Wild i(7127527 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Ailsa Wild is a writer, performer and community artist with a Masters in Creative Writing (RMIT).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants for ICU – a pandemic nurse’s story
2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Undertake professional mentorships and develop a business strategy to generate income as a writer

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019 15639546 2019 single work children's fiction children's 'A hilarious junior fiction series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions!

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge ... and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! 

'What's the best thing about hotel swimming pools?
Can you live in two different places at once?
How do you hide in plain sight?
How do you make the biggest choice of your life?

'Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for all kids aged 6 and up. She’s part of a blended family – a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it’s a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum, dealing with a noisy baby or her two new ‘bonus sisters’, there’s always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve. Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (#1) was listed as a Notable Book in the 2017 CBCA Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children’s Book Prize. Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom (#6) was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature in 2017. '

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2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2020 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 13813325 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ...

  1. Why is the mayor being so SNEAKY?
  2. How do you make someone look fake-sick?
  3. How many dumplings are too many dumplings?
  4. What is the Boss of the World doing at Jessie’s violin concert?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)
2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11953771 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like...

  1. How can summer be fun if you don’t go to the beach?
  2. Why is rainbow cake so delicious? 
  3. What kind of scientist wears red sneakers?
  4. Who would try to smuggle rare birds?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
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